1997 Ford Explorer Overview


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1997 Ford Explorer Overview

New options on the 1997 Ford Explorer offered buyers of America's most popular SUV more choices under the hood. In addition to the 4.9 liter, 210-horsepower V-8 engine introduced in 1996, the '97 Explorer also came off the line with an optional single overhead cam 4.0 liter V-6 which delivered 205 horsepower.

Agility was also a selling point for the '97 Ford Explorer: real all-wheel drive was available for the first time on the Eddie Bauer and Limited trims. In addition to those higher-end trim selections, the 1997 Explorer was offered in Sport, XL, and XLT trims, with a choice of two-door and four-door body styles.

Fuel efficiency wasn't bad by sport-utility vehicle standards: 14 to 18 mpg city, 17 to 23 mpg highway, depending on model, engine, and bodystyle, were the EPA's estimates. The Ford Explorer continued to outsell other vehicles in its class because of its affordability, durability, and superior cargo capacity.

Some drivers love this workhorse for toting the family around; others like to take the four-wheel drive or all-wheel drive versions on off-road adventures. Either way, the 1997 Ford Explorer has lasting appeal.


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1997 Ford Explorer When I Turn On Just The Parking Lights, The Headlights S...

It started out with the tail lights not working but the brake lights worked, I turned the parking lights on to check the tail lights and noticed that the headlights were on as well with JUST the par...

My Turn Signals Stopped Working As Well As The Hazard Lights On 1997 Ford E...

Turned on signal to go left, it blinked two times then just stopped... Tried hazard lights nothing...tried both signals...nothing. No click. No light

Locked Out Of My 97 Explorer

My 97 Explorer is locked up and my key does not open any door. Vehicle has keyless entry pad but I do not have code. Anybody know where I can find code? Thanks in advance.

Poetry Timing

I wanted too know if anyone knows what type of radiators will fit a97 5.0 liter v8 2wd explorer? A guy offers me a thunderbird 96 would it fit?

Radio/check Gage/door & Alarm

97 explorer xlt - When I unlock my door (driver side) and open it, the alarm goes off. The gas gage doesn't work. Radio turns on, but it seems to be stuck on an am channel and won't change when but...